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May 14, 2017

Happy Mother’s Day

the sun is shining

the birds are singing

and all is perfect in paradise

the tea towels are off the loom

washed, pressed and ready for hemming

look at all the empty cones – the stash is happy, too

  it was fun to weave  a colour study on the end of the warp

as I wove I was thinking about the next project

the same weave structure – with a variation

thick and thin warp of black and natural silk

from Sanjo Silk

the weft – handspun cotton in natural colours

and handspun tussah silk for the fine thread

taking a chance experimenting with all that handspun

keeping my fingers crossed that it works

wish you could smell the lily-of-the-valley

6 Comments leave one →
  1. May 15, 2017 3:19 am

    You sound very content! All’s well in your world–how wonderful! Our lilies of the valley should be blooming soon–they threaten to take over the yard and I love that about them!


    • May 15, 2017 8:57 am

      Kerry – my lilies have taken over a large corner but unlike other aggressive plants I don’t mind them.


  2. May 15, 2017 8:35 am

    Your towels look great! And I love the natural colours in your next project too. Looking forward to seeing the progress.

    Lily-of-the-valley was my mom’s favourite flower so my dad always grew some for her in the garden. Love the scent but sadly can’t keep it in the house. Allergies, bleh.


    • May 15, 2017 8:55 am

      Louisa – fortunately they don’t bother my allergies. Not much weaving time now, the garden demands most of my free time and it is a pleasure to be outside. See you at UVic!


  3. May 21, 2017 10:42 am

    Those towels really sing.


    • May 21, 2017 10:47 am

      Alice – as you know, it is very satisfying to reduce the stash and end up with something fun.


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